To start Read Online or Download A Crooked Kind Of Perfect Full eBooks in PDF, EPUB, Tuebl and Mobi you have to create a Free account. Read any books you like and read it everywhere you want. Start with Full Fast Download Speed without Commercial & Ad Free. Notes: We cannot guarantee that every book is in the library!

Hound Dog True PDF Book By Linda Urban

Hound Dog True

  • Author: Linda Urban
  • ISBN Code: : 0547677308
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Page : 160 pages
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • Reviews : 602 Readers
  • GET BOOK

Books Synopsis

A story about small acts of courage from the author of A Crooked Kind of Perfect. Do not let a mop sit overnight in water. Fix things before they get too big for fixing. Custodial wisdom: Mattie Breen writes it all down. She has just one week to convince Uncle Potluck to take her on as his custodial apprentice at Mitchell P. Anderson Elementary School. One week until school starts and she has to be the new girl again. But if she can be Uncle Potluck’s apprentice, she’ll have important work to do during lunch and recess. Work that will keep her safely away from the other fifth graders. But when her custodial wisdom goes all wrong, Mattie’s plan comes crashing down. And only then does she begin to see how one small, brave act can lead to a friend who is hound dog true. This ebook includes a sample chapter of THE CENTER OF EVERYTHING.

Mouse was Mad PDF Book By Linda Urban

Mouse was Mad

  • Author: Linda Urban
  • ISBN Code: : 0152053379
  • Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Page : 40 pages
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • Reviews : 821 Readers
  • GET BOOK

Books Synopsis

Mouse struggles to find the right way to express his anger, modeling the behavior of Hare, Bear, Hedgehog, and Bobcat, only to discover that his own way may be the best way of all.

Into the Crooked Place PDF Book By Alexandra Christo

Into the Crooked Place

  • Author: Alexandra Christo
  • ISBN Code: : 1250318386
  • Publisher : Feiwel & Friends
  • Page : 384 pages
  • Genre : Young Adult Fiction
  • Reviews : 216 Readers
  • GET BOOK

Books Synopsis

Into the Crooked Place begins a gritty two-book YA fantasy series from Alexandra Christo, the author of To Kill a Kingdom. The streets of Creije are for the deadly and the dreamers, and four crooks in particular know just how much magic they need up their sleeve to survive. Tavia, a busker ready to pack up her dark-magic wares and turn her back on Creije for good. She’ll do anything to put her crimes behind her. Wesley, the closest thing Creije has to a gangster. After growing up on streets hungry enough to swallow the weak whole, he won’t stop until he has brought the entire realm to kneel before him. Karam, a warrior who spends her days watching over the city’s worst criminals and her nights in the fighting rings, making a deadly name for herself. And Saxony, a resistance fighter hiding from the very people who destroyed her family, and willing to do whatever it takes to get her revenge. Everything in their lives is going to plan, until Tavia makes a crucial mistake: she delivers a vial of dark magic—a weapon she didn’t know she had—to someone she cares about, sparking the greatest conflict in decades. Now these four magical outsiders must come together to save their home and the world, before it’s too late. But with enemies at all sides, they can trust nobody. Least of all each other.

The Crooked Letter PDF Book By Sean Williams

The Crooked Letter

  • Author: Sean Williams
  • ISBN Code: : 1591028086
  • Publisher : Pyr
  • Page : 508 pages
  • Genre :
  • Reviews : 967 Readers
  • GET BOOK

Books Synopsis

When mirror twins Seth and Hadrian Castillo travel to Europe on holidays, they don’t expect the end of the world to follow them. Seth’s murder, however, puts exactly that into motion. From opposite sides of death, the Castillo twins grapple with a reality neither of them suspected, although it has been encoded in myths and legends for millennia. The Earth we know is just one of many "realms", three of which are inhabited by humans during various stages of their lives. And their afterlives... In the tradition of Philip Pullman and Ursula K. Le Guin and inspired by numerous arcane sources, the Books of the Cataclysm begin in the present world but soon propel the reader to a landscape that is simultaneously familiar and fantastic.

Superstar PDF Book By Mandy Davis

Superstar

  • Author: Mandy Davis
  • ISBN Code: : 0062377795
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Page : 336 pages
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • Reviews : 900 Readers
  • GET BOOK

Books Synopsis

A Bank Street College of Education Best Children's Book of the Year! “Lester’s first-person narrative is honest and pure.” —Kirkus (starred review) Perfect for fans of Fish in a Tree and Wonder, this uplifting debut novel from Mandy Davis follows space-obsessed Lester Musselbaum as he experiences the challenges of his first days of public school: making friends, facing bullies, finding his "thing," and accidentally learning of his autism-spectrum diagnosis. Lester’s first days as a fifth grader at Quarry Elementary School are not even a little bit like he thought they would be—the cafeteria is too loud for Lester's ears, there are too many kids, and then there's the bully. Lester was always home-schooled, and now he’s shocked to be stuck in a school where everything just seems wrong. That's until he hears about the science fair, which goes really well for Lester! This is it. The moment where I find out for 100 percent sure that I won. But then things go a bit sideways, and Lester has to find his way back. A touching peek into the life of a sensitive autism-spectrum boy facing the everydayness of elementary school, Superstar testifies that what you can do isn’t nearly as important as who you are. “A lovely, heartfelt narrative about the things we’ve lost, and the things we’ve found again.” —Gary D. Schmidt, Newbery Honor winner for The Wednesday Wars “I LOVE LESTER.” —Linda Urban, author of Milo Speck, Accidental Agent and A Crooked Kind of Perfect

Almost There and Almost Not PDF Book By Linda Urban

Almost There and Almost Not

  • Author: Linda Urban
  • ISBN Code: : 1534478825
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Page : 224 pages
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • Reviews : 210 Readers
  • GET BOOK

Books Synopsis

From acclaimed author Linda Urban comes the funny, bittersweet story of a girl and her ghosts—and the welcoming home they find where they least expect it. California Poppy has been dropped off, yet again, with an unsuspecting relative. This time it’s her eccentric Great-Aunt Monica, a woman she’s never even met. Aunt Monica has no idea what to do with an eleven-year-old, so she puts California to work researching their ancestor, the once-famous etiquette expert Eleanor Fontaine. California soon discovers that Great-Great-Great Aunt Eleanor is...not exactly alive and well, but a ghost—and a super sensitive one at that. The grand dame bursts into clouds of dust whenever she loses her composure, which happens quite often. Still, an unexpected four-legged friend and some old-fashioned letter writing make this decidedly strange situation one that California can handle. Just as California’s starting to feel like she’s found a place for herself, life turns upside-down yet again. Thankfully, this time she has some friends almost by her side...

Milo Speck, Accidental Agent PDF Book By Linda Urban

Milo Speck, Accidental Agent

  • Author: Linda Urban
  • ISBN Code: : 0544633733
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Page : 272 pages
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • Reviews : 202 Readers
  • GET BOOK

Books Synopsis

When magic came to Milo Speck, it came in the form of a sock. “Figures,” said Milo. So begins Milo’s adventure in Ogregon, a place populated with hungry ogres, dino-sized turkeys, kidnapped kids, and—Dad? What’s Milo’s regular-old salesman father doing in Ogregon? For that matter, how did a shrimp like Milo end up there? He’s no hero. He can’t help those kids. Right? But there’s no time for Milo to get the answers. After all, hungry ogres like nothing more than a tasty bite of boy, and what kid is going to stick around for that? A fast escape back home to Downriver is all that matters—until Milo realizes that what’s really afoot in Ogregon goes far beyond an ogre quest for snack food. And his own family may be somehow mixed up in the dastardly plot. But what can a small boy in a very big world possibly do about that?

Doctor Sleep PDF Book By Stephen King

Doctor Sleep

  • Author: Stephen King
  • ISBN Code: : 147672766X
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Page : 544 pages
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Reviews : 760 Readers
  • GET BOOK

Books Synopsis

Now a major motion picture starring Ewan McGregor! From master storyteller Stephen King, his unforgettable and terrifying sequel to The Shining—an instant #1 New York Times bestseller that is “[a] vivid frightscape” (The New York Times). Years ago, the haunting of the Overlook Hotel nearly broke young Dan Torrance’s sanity, as his paranormal gift known as “the shining” opened a door straight into hell. And even though Dan is all grown up, the ghosts of the Overlook—and his father’s legacy of alcoholism and violence—kept him drifting aimlessly for most of his life. Now, Dan has finally found some order in the chaos by working in a local hospice, earning the nickname “Doctor Sleep” by secretly using his special abilities to comfort the dying and prepare them for the afterlife. But when he unexpectedly meets twelve-year-old Abra Stone—who possesses an even more powerful manifestation of the shining—the two find their lives in sudden jeopardy at the hands of the ageless and murderous nomadic tribe known as the True Knot, reigniting Dan’s own demons and summoning him to battle for this young girl’s soul and survival...

Perfect Kind of Trouble PDF Book By Chelsea Fine

Perfect Kind of Trouble

  • Author: Chelsea Fine
  • ISBN Code: : 1455583146
  • Publisher : Forever
  • Page : 336 pages
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Reviews : 543 Readers
  • GET BOOK

Books Synopsis

Praise for Best Kind of Broken: "By turns humorous and heartbreaking, Best Kind Of Broken has become one of my favorites!" ---Cora Carmack, New York Times bestselling author "You'll fall for Pixie and Levi, just like I did!" ---Jennifer L. Armentrout (J. Lynn), #1 New York Times bestselling author "Tangled with friendship, history and heartbreak - not to mention a huge dose of humor - Chelsea Fine's New Adult novel is not to be missed! Beyond an incredibly HOT read, Pixie and Levi's longing for each other will have you rooting for them till the very end." --- Jay Crownover, New York Times bestselling author "Chelsea Fine's style is witty, visceral and fresh. All I wanted to do was crawl inside this book and live with the characters. " ---Chelsea M. Cameron, New York Times bestselling author Sometimes when perfect falls apart, a little trouble fixes everything . . . Twenty-one-year-old Kayla Turner has lost everything. After spending most of her life taking care of her ailing mother, she just wants to spot a glimmer of light at the end of the tunnel. So when her late father-a man she barely knew-leaves her an inheritance, she finally breathes a sigh of relief . . . until she learns the inheritance comes with strings. Strings in the form of handsome playboy Daren Ackwood, her father's protégé. To see any of her inheritance, she's forced to team up with him. From his expensive car to those sexy dimples, Kayla's seen his type before. But Daren isn't who he seems to be . . . Struggling to make amends for his family's mistakes, Daren has a life more Oliver Twist than Richie Rich these days. He's beyond grateful that James Turner included him in his will, but working with Turner's princess of a daughter to fulfill his cryptic last wish is making Daren wonder if being broke is really so bad. Still, she's just as beautiful as she is stubborn, and the more time he spends with Kayla, the less it feels right being without her. Soon Daren and Kayla begin to wonder if maybe the best gift Kayla's dad could have left them . . . was each other. New Adult Romance (85,000 words)

Crooked Heart PDF Book By Lissa Evans

Crooked Heart

  • Author: Lissa Evans
  • ISBN Code: : 1443440361
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Page : 288 pages
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Reviews : 756 Readers
  • GET BOOK

Books Synopsis

The acidly heartwarming tale of the relationship between a WW2 orphan evacuee and his foster mother, set against the backdrop of the Blitz When ten-year-old orphan Noel Bostock is evacuated from London to escape the Blitz, he ends up living in St. Albans with Vera Sedge, who at thirty-six is drowning in debts and dependents. Always desperate for money, she's unscrupulous about how she gets it. Noel's mourning his godmother, Mattie, a former suffragette. Brought up to share her disdain for authority and eclectic approach to education, he has little in common with other children and even less with Vee, who hurtles impulsively from one self-made crisis to the next. The war's thrown up new opportunities for making money, but what Vee needs (and what she's never had) is a cool head and the ability to make a plan. On her own, she's a disaster. With Noel, she's a part of a team. Together they cook up an idea. Criss-crossing the bombed suburbs of London, Vee starts to make a profit and Noel begins to regain his interest in life. But there are plenty of other people making money out of the war, and some of them are dangerous. Noel may have been moved to safety, but he isn't actually safe at all.

The Secret Garden PDF Book By Frances Hodgson Burnett

The Secret Garden

  • Author: Frances Hodgson Burnett
  • ISBN Code: : 398551626X
  • Publisher : FilRougeViceversa
  • Page : 150 pages
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Reviews : 949 Readers
  • GET BOOK

Books Synopsis

When Mary Lennox was sent to Misselthwaite Manor to live with her uncle everybody said she was the most disagreeable-looking child ever seen. It was true, too. She had a little thin face and a little thin body, thin light hair and a sour expression. Her hair was yellow, and her face was yellow because she had been born in India and had always been ill in one way or another. Her father had held a position under the English Government and had always been busy and ill himself, and her mother had been a great beauty who cared only to go to parties and amuse herself with gay people. She had not wanted a little girl at all, and when Mary was born she handed her over to the care of an Ayah, who was made to understand that if she wished to please the Mem Sahib she must keep the child out of sight as much as possible. So when she was a sickly, fretful, ugly little baby she was kept out of the way, and when she became a sickly, fretful, toddling thing she was kept out of the way also.

Ida B PDF Book By Katherine Hannigan

Ida B

  • Author: Katherine Hannigan
  • ISBN Code: : 0062112511
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Page : 272 pages
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • Reviews : 225 Readers
  • GET BOOK

Books Synopsis

The New York Times bestselling debut novel from acclaimed children's author Katherine Hannigan is both very funny and extraordinarily moving. Who is Ida B. Applewood? She is a fourth grader like no other, living a life like no other, with a voice like no other, and her story will resonate long after you have put this book down. How does Ida B cope when outside forces—life, really—attempt to derail her and her family and her future? She enters her Black Period, and it is not pretty. But then, with the help of a patient teacher, a loyal cat and dog, her beloved apple trees, and parents who believe in the same things she does (even if they sometimes act as though they don't), the resilience that is the very essence of Ida B triumph...and Ida B. Applewood takes the hand that is extended and starts to grow up. This modern classic is a great choice for independent reading.

Weekends with Max and His Dad PDF Book By Linda Urban

Weekends with Max and His Dad

  • Author: Linda Urban
  • ISBN Code: : 0544598199
  • Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Page : 163 pages
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • Reviews : 108 Readers
  • GET BOOK

Books Synopsis

“Fans of Clementine and Ramona have a reason to rejoice: there’s a new kid on the block . . . Bighearted, hilarious, and tender.” —Katherine Applegate, Newbery medalist Max and his dad love their weekends together. Weekends mean pancakes, pizza, spy games, dog-walking, school projects, and surprising neighbors! Every weekend presents a small adventure as Max gets to know his dad’s new neighborhood—and learns some new ways of thinking about home. Acclaimed author Linda Urban deftly portrays a third-grader’s inner world during a time of transition in this sweet and funny illustrated story that bridges the early reader and middle-grade novel. “Urban’s subtle and perceptive take on divorce will resonate with children facing similar predicaments as she blends Max’s worries and ‘someone-sitting-on-his-chest’ feelings with a vivid imagination and good intentions that take father and son on some very entertaining adventures—with future ones planned.” —Publishers Weekly (starred review) “Urban excels at credibly presenting this situation from Max’s third-grade point of view . . . Urban’s writing is both crisply specific (a basset hound ‘sniffed as she walked through puddles, dragging her ears like flat-bottomed boats’) and simple enough to be accessible.” —The Bulletin (starred review) “A sweet, empathetic look at a common situation.” —Kirkus Reviews “Urban’s touch is light throughout . . . a story just right for budding chapter-book readers.” —The Horn Book “The cast of characters grows throughout, but at the heart of the story is Max’s warm, easygoing relationship with his father.” —Booklist

Once a Crooked Man PDF Book By David McCallum

Once a Crooked Man

  • Author: David McCallum
  • ISBN Code: : 146689248X
  • Publisher : Macmillan
  • Page : 352 pages
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Reviews : 429 Readers
  • GET BOOK

Books Synopsis

A deliciously quirky crime novel from David McCallum, the beloved actor known for his portrayal of Illya Kuryakin on The Man From U.N.C.L.E. and Dr. Donald "Ducky" Mallard on NCIS. Crime pays. And pays well. Sal, Max and Enzo Bruschetti have proved this over a lifetime of nefarious activity that they have kept hidden from law enforcement. Nowhere in any file, on any computer is there a record of anything illegal from which they have profited. But Max has a problem. His body is getting old and his doctor has told him to take it easy. Max has decided that the time has come for the family to retire. But when young actor Harry Murphy overhears the Bruschetti brothers planning changes to their organization, including the murder of a man in London who knows too much, the Bruschetti's plans begin to unravel. After Harry makes the well-intentioned if egregious mistake of trying to warn the Bruchetti's intended victim he finds himself alone in a foreign country, on the wrong side of the law, with a suitcase full of cash and a dangerous man on his trail. And while his good looks, charm and cheerful persistence may prove assets in the turbulent events that follow, none of Harry's past roles have prepared him for what happens next. At turns tense and funny, Once a Crooked Man is infused with the infectious charm that has made David McCallum one of television's longest running, most-beloved stars.

The Story of a Marriage PDF Book By Andrew Sean Greer

The Story of a Marriage

  • Author: Andrew Sean Greer
  • ISBN Code: : 1429945176
  • Publisher : Farrar, Straus and Giroux
  • Page : 208 pages
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Reviews : 304 Readers
  • GET BOOK

Books Synopsis

A Today Show Summer Reads Pick A Washington Post Book of the Year "We think we know the ones we love." So Pearlie Cook begins her indirect, and devastating exploration of the mystery at the heart of every relationship--how we can ever truly know another person. It is 1953 and Pearlie, a dutiful young housewife, finds herself living in the Sunset District in San Francisco, caring not only for her husband's fragile health, but also for her son, who is afflicted with polio. Then, one Saturday morning, a stranger appears on her doorstep, and everything changes. Lyrical, and surprising, The Story of a Marriage is, in the words of Khaled Housseini, "a book about love, and it is a marvel to watch Greer probe the mysteries of love to such devastating effect."

The Book of Lost Things PDF Book By John Connolly

The Book of Lost Things

  • Author: John Connolly
  • ISBN Code: : 1416542752
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Page : 352 pages
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Reviews : 398 Readers
  • GET BOOK

Books Synopsis

New York Times bestselling author John Connolly's unique imagination takes readers through the end of innocence into adulthood and beyond in this dark and triumphantly creative novel of grief and loss, loyalty and love, and the redemptive power of stories. High in his attic bedroom, twelve-year-old David mourns the death of his mother. He is angry and alone, with only the books on his shelf for company. But those books have begun to whisper to him in the darkness, and as he takes refuge in his imagination, he finds that reality and fantasy have begun to meld. While his family falls apart around him, David is violently propelled into a land that is a strange reflection of his own world, populated by heroes and monsters, and ruled over by a faded king who keeps his secrets in a mysterious book... The Book of Lost Things. An imaginative tribute to the journey we must all make through the loss of innocence into adulthood, John Connolly's latest novel is a book for every adult who can recall the moment when childhood began to fade, and for every adult about to face that moment. The Book of Lost Things is a story of hope for all who have lost, and for all who have yet to lose. It is an exhilarating tale that reminds us of the enduring power of stories in our lives.

The Cruel Prince PDF Book By Holly Black

The Cruel Prince

  • Author: Holly Black
  • ISBN Code: : 031631028X
  • Publisher : Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
  • Page : 384 pages
  • Genre : Young Adult Fiction
  • Reviews : 268 Readers
  • GET BOOK

Books Synopsis

By #1 New York Times bestselling author Holly Black, the first book in a stunning new series about a mortal girl who finds herself caught in a web of royal faerie intrigue. Of course I want to be like them. They're beautiful as blades forged in some divine fire. They will live forever. And Cardan is even more beautiful than the rest. I hate him more than all the others. I hate him so much that sometimes when I look at him, I can hardly breathe. Jude was seven years old when her parents were murdered and she and her two sisters were stolen away to live in the treacherous High Court of Faerie. Ten years later, Jude wants nothing more than to belong there, despite her mortality. But many of the fey despise humans. Especially Prince Cardan, the youngest and wickedest son of the High King. To win a place at the Court, she must defy him--and face the consequences. In doing so, she becomes embroiled in palace intrigues and deceptions, discovering her own capacity for bloodshed. But as civil war threatens to drown the Courts of Faerie in violence, Jude will need to risk her life in a dangerous alliance to save her sisters, and Faerie itself.

Stitch Head PDF Book By Bass, Guy

Stitch Head

  • Author: Bass, Guy
  • ISBN Code: : 1623700310
  • Publisher : Capstone
  • Page : 192 pages
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • Reviews : 848 Readers
  • GET BOOK

Books Synopsis

Stitch Head steps out of the shadows into the adventure of an almost-lifetime.

The Secret Garden PDF Book By Hodgson B.F.

The Secret Garden

  • Author: Hodgson B.F.
  • ISBN Code: : 5521055061
  • Publisher : Рипол Классик
  • Page : pages
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • Reviews : 167 Readers
  • GET BOOK

Books Synopsis

«Таинственный сад» – любимая классика для читателей всех возрастов, жемчужина творчества Фрэнсис Ходжсон Бернетт, роман о заново открытой радости жизни и магии силы. Мэри Леннокс, жестокое и испорченное дитя высшего света, потеряв родителей в Индии, возвращается в Англию, на воспитание к дяде-затворнику в его поместье. Однако дядя находится в постоянных отъездах, и Мэри начинает исследовать округу, в ходе чего делает много открытий, в том числе находит удивительный маленький сад, огороженный стеной, вход в который почему-то запрещен. Отыскав ключ и потайную дверцу, девочка попадает внутрь. Но чьи тайны хранит этот загадочный садик? И нужно ли знать то, что находится под запретом?.. Впрочем, это не единственный секрет в поместье...

Two Girls, a Clock, and a Crooked House PDF Book By Michael Poore

Two Girls, a Clock, and a Crooked House

  • Author: Michael Poore
  • ISBN Code: : 0525644180
  • Publisher : Random House Books for Young Readers
  • Page : 304 pages
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • Reviews : 965 Readers
  • GET BOOK

Books Synopsis

Combine the thought-provoking time travel of When You Reach Me with the humorous storytelling of Lemony Snicket, and you get a wholly original journey through time, space, and the depths of the human heart. This is a story of things that are not possible. It's not possible for Amy to see spirits. (She does.) It's not possible that Amy and Moo can communicate using only their minds. (They do.) It's not possible to time-travel. (Yet.) And it's definitely not possible that witches exist. (Seriously?) None of these things are possible. (Until now . . .)

All Shook Up PDF Book By Shelley Pearsall

All Shook Up

  • Author: Shelley Pearsall
  • ISBN Code: : 0375849548
  • Publisher : Knopf Books for Young Readers
  • Page : 312 pages
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • Reviews : 110 Readers
  • GET BOOK

Books Synopsis

WHEN 13-YEAR-OLD JOSH finds out he has to stay with his dad in Chicago for a few months, he’s not too thrilled. But when he arrives at the airport, he’s simply devastated. His father—who used to be a scatterbrained, but pretty normal, shoe salesman—has become a sideburn-wearing, hip-twisting, utterly embarrassing Elvis impersonator. Josh is determined to keep his dad’s identity a secret, but on his very first day at his new school, a note appears on his locker. It’s signed Elvisly Yours, and instead of a name, a sneering purple smiley face. The secret is out, and when his dad is invited to perform at a special 50s concert at his school, Josh is forced to take drastic action. From award-winning author Shelley Pearsall comes a hilarious novel about a father and son discovering something about being who you are—and who you’re not.

Finding Perfect PDF Book By Elly Swartz

Finding Perfect

  • Author: Elly Swartz
  • ISBN Code: : 0374303134
  • Publisher : Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)
  • Page : 192 pages
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • Reviews : 813 Readers
  • GET BOOK

Books Synopsis

To twelve-year-old Molly Nathans, perfect is: —The number four —The tip of a newly sharpened No. 2 pencil —A crisp white pad of paper —Her neatly aligned glass animal figurines What’s not perfect is Molly’s mother leaving the family to take a faraway job with the promise to return in one year. Molly knows that promises are sometimes broken, so she hatches a plan to bring her mother home: Win the Lakeville Middle School Poetry Slam Contest. The winner is honored at a fancy banquet with white tablecloths. Molly is sure her mother would never miss that. Right...? But as time passes, writing and reciting slam poetry become harder. Actually, everything becomes harder as new habits appear, and counting, cleaning, and organizing are not enough to keep Molly's world from spinning out of control. In this fresh-voiced debut novel, one girl learns there is no such thing as perfect.

Crooked Kingdom PDF Book By Leigh Bardugo

Crooked Kingdom

  • Author: Leigh Bardugo
  • ISBN Code: : 1627797912
  • Publisher : Henry Holt and Company (BYR)
  • Page : 480 pages
  • Genre : Young Adult Fiction
  • Reviews : 163 Readers
  • GET BOOK

Books Synopsis

The Grishaverse will be coming to Netflix soon with Shadow and Bone, an original series! Crooked Kingdom: the highly anticipated sequel to Leigh Bardugo's thrilling #1 New York Times-bestselling Six of Crows. Kaz Brekker and his crew have just pulled off a heist so daring even they didn't think they'd survive. But instead of divvying up a fat reward, they're right back to fighting for their lives. Double-crossed and badly weakened, the crew is low on resources, allies, and hope. As powerful forces from around the world descend on Ketterdam to root out the secrets of the dangerous drug known as jurda parem, old rivals and new enemies emerge to challenge Kaz's cunning and test the team's fragile loyalties. A war will be waged on the city's dark and twisting streets—a battle for revenge and redemption that will decide the fate of the Grisha world.

Standing for Socks PDF Book By Elissa Brent Weissman

Standing for Socks

  • Author: Elissa Brent Weissman
  • ISBN Code: : 1439163839
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Page : 224 pages
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • Reviews : 862 Readers
  • GET BOOK

Books Synopsis

When Fara Ross puts on mismatched socks accidentally one morning, little does she know that it will ignite her political career. What begins as a wardrobe malfunction grows into an expression of freedom in footwear, and that can only lead to bigger things -- like the race for sixth-grade student council president. Fara knows she is perfect for the job. But as the election nears, she realizes that everyone, from her friends on her campaign team to her entire town, is paying more attention to her socks than to the issues that she stands for. All Fara wants is to serve the community. Does she have the creativity and the passion that it takes to help people see beyond her feet? Even at the cost of her friendships? Who knew that socks could spark such a revolution -- and so many problems?!

Fingersmith PDF Book By Sarah Waters

Fingersmith

  • Author: Sarah Waters
  • ISBN Code: : 0771094760
  • Publisher : McClelland & Stewart
  • Page : 608 pages
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Reviews : 694 Readers
  • GET BOOK

Books Synopsis

A Penguin Book Club Pick “Oliver Twist with a twist . . . Waters spins an absorbing tale that withholds as much as it discloses. A pulsating story.”—The New York Times Book Review Sue Trinder is an orphan, left as an infant in the care of Mrs. Sucksby, a "baby farmer," who raised her with unusual tenderness, as if Sue were her own. Mrs. Sucksby's household, with its fussy babies calmed with doses of gin, also hosts a transient family of petty thieves--fingersmiths--for whom this house in the heart of a mean London slum is home. One day, the most beloved thief of all arrives--Gentleman, an elegant con man, who carries with him an enticing proposition for Sue: If she wins a position as the maid to Maud Lilly, a naïve gentlewoman, and aids Gentleman in her seduction, then they will all share in Maud's vast inheritance. Once the inheritance is secured, Maud will be disposed of--passed off as mad, and made to live out the rest of her days in a lunatic asylum. With dreams of paying back the kindness of her adopted family, Sue agrees to the plan. Once in, however, Sue begins to pity her helpless mark and care for Maud Lilly in unexpected ways. . . . But no one and nothing is as it seems in this Dickensian novel of thrills and reversals.

Wool PDF Book By Hugh Howey

Wool

  • Author: Hugh Howey
  • ISBN Code: : 035844795X
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Page : 592 pages
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Reviews : 506 Readers
  • GET BOOK

Books Synopsis

*INCLUDES ORIGINAL NEW ESSAY “A HISTORY OF THE DARKEST YARNS” FROM HUGH HOWEY* “One of dystopian fiction’s masterpieces alongside the likes of 1984 and Brave New World." —Daily Express The first book in the acclaimed, New York Times best-selling trilogy, Wool is the story of mankind clawing for survival. The world outside has grown toxic, the view of it limited, talk of it forbidden. The remnants of humanity live underground in a single silo. But there are always those who hope, who dream. These are the dangerous people, the residents who infect others with their optimism. Their punishment is simple. They are given the very thing they want: They are allowed to go outside. After the previous sheriff leaves the silo in a terrifying ritual, Juliette, a mechanic from the down deep, is suddenly and inexplicably promoted to the head of law enforcement. With newfound power and with little regard for the customs she is supposed to abide, Juliette uncovers hints of a sinister conspiracy. Tugging this thread may uncover the truth ... or it could kill every last human alive. “Claustrophobic and, at times, genuinely terrifying.” —Washington Post

A Crooked Tree PDF Book By Una Mannion

A Crooked Tree

  • Author: Una Mannion
  • ISBN Code: : 0063049856
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Page : 320 pages
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Reviews : 531 Readers
  • GET BOOK

Books Synopsis

A haunting, suspenseful literary debut that combines a classic coming of age story with a portrait of a fractured American family dealing with the fallout of one summer evening gone terribly wrong. “The night we left Ellen on the road, we drove up the mountain in silence.” It is the early 1980s and fifteen-year-old Libby is obsessed with The Field Guide to the Trees of North America, a gift her Irish immigrant father gave her before he died. She finds solace in “The Kingdom,” a stand of red oak and thick mountain laurel near her home in suburban Pennsylvania, where she can escape from her large and unruly family and share menthol cigarettes and lukewarm beers with her best friend. One night, while driving home, Libby’s mother, exhausted and overwhelmed with the fighting in the backseat, pulls over and orders Libby’s little sister Ellen to walk home. What none of this family knows as they drive off leaving a twelve-year-old girl on the side of the road five miles from home with darkness closing in, is what will happen next. A Crooked Tree is a surprising, indelible novel, both a poignant portrayal of an unmoored childhood giving way to adolescence, and a gripping tale about the unexpected reverberations of one rash act.

The Good Lord Bird PDF Book By James McBride

The Good Lord Bird

  • Author: James McBride
  • ISBN Code: : 1101616180
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Page : 480 pages
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Reviews : 829 Readers
  • GET BOOK

Books Synopsis

Now a Showtime limited series starring Ethan Hawke and Daveed Diggs Winner of the National Book Award for Fiction From the bestselling author of Deacon King Kong (an Oprah Book Club pick) and The Color of Water comes the story of a young boy born a slave who joins John Brown’s antislavery crusade—and who must pass as a girl to survive. Henry Shackleford is a young slave living in the Kansas Territory in 1856--a battleground between anti- and pro-slavery forces--when legendary abolitionist John Brown arrives. When an argument between Brown and Henry's master turns violent, Henry is forced to leave town--along with Brown, who believes Henry to be a girl and his good luck charm. Over the ensuing months, Henry, whom Brown nicknames Little Onion, conceals his true identity to stay alive. Eventually Brown sweeps him into the historic raid on Harpers Ferry in 1859--one of the great catalysts for the Civil War. An absorbing mixture of history and imagination, and told with McBride's meticulous eye for detail and character, The Good Lord Bird is both a rousing adventure and a moving exploration of identity and survival.

A Crooked Kind Of Perfect PDF Book By Linda Urban

A Crooked Kind Of Perfect

  • Author: Linda Urban
  • ISBN Code: : 0152066691
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Page : 224 pages
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • Reviews : 101 Readers
  • GET BOOK

Books Synopsis

Ten-year-old Zoe Elias has perfect piano dreams. She can practically feel the keys under her flying fingers; she can hear the audience's applause. All she needs is a baby grand so she can start her lessons, and then she'll be well on her way to Carnegie Hall. But when Dad ventures to the music store and ends up with a wheezy organ instead of a piano, Zoe's dreams hit a sour note. Learning the organ versions of old TV theme songs just isn't the same as mastering Beethoven on the piano. And the organ isn't the only part of Zoe's life in Michigan that's off-kilter, what with Mom constantly at work, Dad afraid to leave the house, and that odd boy, Wheeler Diggs, following her home from school every day. Yet when Zoe enters the annual Perform-O-Rama organ competition, she finds that life is full of surprises—and that perfection may be even better when it's just a little off center. This ebook includes a sample chapter of Hound Dog True.

Counting Thyme PDF Book By Melanie Conklin

Counting Thyme

  • Author: Melanie Conklin
  • ISBN Code: : 0698411730
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Page : 320 pages
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • Reviews : 134 Readers
  • GET BOOK

Books Synopsis

Newbery-winning Rules meets Counting by 7s in this affecting story of a girl’s devotion to her brother and what it means to be home When eleven-year-old Thyme Owens’ little brother, Val, is accepted into a new cancer drug trial, it’s just the second chance that he needs. But it also means the Owens family has to move to New York, thousands of miles away from Thyme’s best friend and everything she knows and loves. The island of Manhattan doesn’t exactly inspire new beginnings, but Thyme tries to embrace the change for what it is: temporary. After Val’s treatment shows real promise and Mr. Owens accepts a full-time position in the city, Thyme has to face the frightening possibility that the move to New York is permanent. Thyme loves her brother, and knows the trial could save his life—she’d give anything for him to be well—but she still wants to go home, although the guilt of not wanting to stay is agonizing. She finds herself even more mixed up when her heart feels the tug of new friends, a first crush, and even a crotchety neighbor and his sweet whistling bird. All Thyme can do is count the minutes, the hours, and days, and hope time can bring both a miracle for Val and a way back home. With equal parts heart and humor, Melanie Conklin’s debut is a courageous and charming story of love and family—and what it means to be counted.

Book of Night PDF Book By Holly Black

Book of Night

  • Author: Holly Black
  • ISBN Code: : 1250812208
  • Publisher : Tor Books
  • Page : 368 pages
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Reviews : 443 Readers
  • GET BOOK

Books Synopsis

"A delicious, dark, adrenaline rush of a book. I'm already dying to see Charlie Hall's next con." - New York Times bestselling author, Alix E. Harrow #1 New York Times bestselling author Holly Black makes her stunning adult debut with Book of Night, a modern dark fantasy of betrayals, cabals, and a dissolute thief of shadows, in the vein of Neil Gaiman and Erin Morgenstern. Charlie Hall has never found a lock she couldn’t pick, a book she couldn’t steal, or a bad decision she wouldn’t make. She's spent half her life working for gloamists, magicians who manipulate shadows to peer into locked rooms, strangle people in their beds, or worse. Gloamists guard their secrets greedily, creating an underground economy of grimoires. And to rob their fellow magicians, they need Charlie Hall. Now, she’s trying to distance herself from past mistakes, but getting out isn’t easy. Bartending at a dive, she’s still entirely too close to the corrupt underbelly of the Berkshires. Not to mention that her sister Posey is desperate for magic, and that Charlie's shadowless, and possibly soulless, boyfriend has been hiding things from her. When a terrible figure from her past returns, Charlie descends into a maelstrom of murder and lies. Determined to survive, she’s up against a cast of doppelgangers, mercurial billionaires, gloamists, and the people she loves best in the world—all trying to steal a secret that will give them vast and terrible power "Dark, strange, thick with mystery and twists—a story so believable in its magic, you'll be keeping one eye on your shadow as you turn the pages." — Leigh Bardugo, New York Times bestselling author of Ninth House "If Neil Gaiman channeled Stephen King, the result might be this book . . . scintillating prose, whiplash twists, and a voice of character that demands to be heard from again.” — James Rollins, New York Times bestseller of The Starless Crown “Heart, soul, and a bit of kink—The Book of Night is smart, decadent fun.”— Kelly Link, Pulitzer Prize Finalist "A dark romp full of danger and shadows with a razor sharp heroine and vivid magic." — Zoraida Córdova, Nationally bestselling author of The Inheritance of Orquídea Divina "A deliciously clever page-turner." —Paolo Bacigalupi, New York Times Bestselling author of The Water Knife "Book of Night delivers hot sex, a breathless plot, perfect characters, and some of the most gorgeous writing I've read in years, sharp as a razor blade, clear as a one-way glass." — Ellen Kushner, award-winning author of Swordspoint "A delicious, dark, adrenaline rush of a book. I'm already dying to see Charlie Hall's next con." - New York Times bestselling author, Alix E. Harrow "A dark and glittering cocktail of a book, heady with glamour and seediness, deep magic and desperate grifters. Black's spiky, irresistible heroine will lead you like a will o' the wisp into the dark." — Melissa Albert New York Times Bestselling author of The Hazel Wood "Holly Black is a master of fantasy with the Midas touch--there is no story she cannot turn to gold." — V.E. Schwab, New York Times bestselling author of The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue "A gripping ride from start to finish. Book of Night invites you to reckon with the shadows of your past." — Olivie Blake, author of The Atlas Six “Black is a master at world-building.” — The New York Times At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

The Lightning Thief PDF Book By Rick Riordan

The Lightning Thief

  • Author: Rick Riordan
  • ISBN Code: : 1423140346
  • Publisher : Disney Electronic Content
  • Page : 400 pages
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • Reviews : 896 Readers
  • GET BOOK

Books Synopsis

Percy Jackson is about to be kicked out of boarding school...again. And that's the least of his troubles. Lately, mythological monsters and the gods of Mount Olympus seem to be walking straight out of the pages of Percy's Greek mythology textbook and into his life. Book #1 in the NYT best-selling series, with cover art from the feature film, The Lightning Thief.

Road Trip With Max And His Mom PDF Book By Linda Urban

Road Trip With Max And His Mom

  • Author: Linda Urban
  • ISBN Code: : 1328476669
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Page : 160 pages
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • Reviews : 984 Readers
  • GET BOOK

Books Synopsis

In this sweet and funny companion to Weekends with Max and His Dad by acclaimed author Linda Urban, Max and his mom embark on a road trip as they adjust to their new understanding of family. Third-grader Max is heading off on a road trip with Mom. With miles to travel, cousins to meet, and a tall roller coaster to ride (maybe), it will be an adventure! But Max always spends weekends with Dad; will Dad be okay if he’s left behind? And will Max be brave enough for all the new explorations ahead of him?

Big & Little Questions (According to Wren Jo Byrd) PDF Book By Julie Bowe

Big & Little Questions (According to Wren Jo Byrd)

  • Author: Julie Bowe
  • ISBN Code: : 0399539352
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Page : 240 pages
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • Reviews : 274 Readers
  • GET BOOK

Books Synopsis

A Publishers Weekly and Barnes & Noble Best Book of the Year about Wren Jo Byrd, a nine-year-old introvert whose life has gone topsy-turvy ever since her dad moved out. "By turns heartbreaking and heartwarming—exactly like real life. Julie Bowe takes on the tough questions about what it means to be honest, to be a good friend, and to be a family, and offers answers that, while not always easy, are always true."—Linda Urban, author of Weekends with Max and A Crooked Kind of Perfect "Bowe so masterfully took me inside the head and heart of Wren Jo Byrd that I felt like a ten year old again—and loved every minute."—Barbara O'Connor, author of How to Steal a Dog It's the start of a new school year and Wren Jo Byrd is worried that everyone will find out her parents separated over the summer. No one knows the truth, not even her best friend, Amber. When even her new teacher refers to her mom as Mrs. Byrd, Wren decides to keep their divorce a total secret. But something else changed over the summer: A new girl named Marianna moved to town and wants to be Amber's next bff. And because of her fib, Wren can't do anything about it. From take-out dinners with Mom to the tiny room she gets at Dad's new place, nothing is the same for Wren anymore. But while Marianna makes everything harder at first, Wren soon learns that Marianna once had to ask many of the same questions—the big ones, as well as the little ones—that Wren is asking now. Set in Wisconsin, with wonderfully nuanced characters—from the bossy new girl, who acts big but has a secret of her own, to the sporty girl who acts little and shy but who becomes an unexpected friend—this is a book about much more than divorce.

Letting Go of Perfect PDF Book By Jill L. Adelson,Hope E. Wilson

Letting Go of Perfect

  • Author: Jill L. Adelson,Hope E. Wilson
  • ISBN Code: : 1000494152
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Page : 250 pages
  • Genre : Education
  • Reviews : 344 Readers
  • GET BOOK

Books Synopsis

Letting Go of Perfect gives parents and teachers the guidance and support they need to help children break free of the anxieties and behaviors related to perfectionism. This second edition: Explores a state of mind that manifests in unhealthy ways among kids and teens today—the need to be perfect. Features updated research on perfectionism, new strategies, and resources. Delineates the major types of perfectionism and provides practical tips. Explains how students can use their perfectionistic behaviors in a healthy way. Shares advice and stories from real parents, educators, and students. For children who believe their best is never good enough, perfectionism can lead to excessive guilt, lack of motivation, low self-esteem, depression, pessimism, obsessive or compulsive behavior, and a sense of rigidity. This engaging, practical book is a must-have for parents and teachers wanting to help children overcome perfectionism, raise self-confidence, lessen guilt, increase motivation, and offer a future free of rigidity.

Active Reading: Activities for Librarians and Teachers PDF Book By Beth McGuire

Active Reading: Activities for Librarians and Teachers

  • Author: Beth McGuire
  • ISBN Code: : 1598845047
  • Publisher : ABC-CLIO
  • Page : 184 pages
  • Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Reviews : 434 Readers
  • GET BOOK

Books Synopsis

Teacher Librarian Beth McGuire provides librarians and teachers with reproducible activities to encourage students to think about, discuss and provide a purpose for reading current star reviewed and award winning literature while practicing their comprehension strategies. Activities reinforce comprehension of the material and include an extension activity for going beyond the text, allowing the students to practice their higher level thinking skills. Librarians and teachers can make copies of the activities to directly incorporate into their lessons in the content areas. Titles included are organized by level and by curricular area. Usable for grades 6-8.

Writing Young Adult Fiction For Dummies PDF Book By Deborah Halverson

Writing Young Adult Fiction For Dummies

  • Author: Deborah Halverson
  • ISBN Code: : 1118092902
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Page : 384 pages
  • Genre : Reference
  • Reviews : 972 Readers
  • GET BOOK

Books Synopsis

Your hands-on, friendly guide to writing young adult fiction With young adult book sales rising, and bestselling authors like J.K. Rowling and Stephenie Meyer exploding onto the scene, aspiring YA writers are more numerous than ever. Are you interested in writing a young adult novel, but aren't sure how to fit the style that appeals to young readers? Writing Young Adult Fiction For Dummies gives you tricks of the trade and proven tips on all the steps to write a YA book, from developing an idea to publication. Unique writing exercises to help you find your own authentic teen voice Tips to avoid when submitting manuscripts How to break into the flourishing young adult market With the help of this step-by-step guide, you'll have all the skills to write an inspiring and marketable young adult novel.

Children's Literature in the Reading Program, Fifth Edition PDF Book By Deborah A. Wooten,Lauren Aimonette Liang,Bernice E. Cullinan

Children's Literature in the Reading Program, Fifth Edition

  • Author: Deborah A. Wooten,Lauren Aimonette Liang,Bernice E. Cullinan
  • ISBN Code: : 1462535860
  • Publisher : Guilford Publications
  • Page : 233 pages
  • Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Reviews : 705 Readers
  • GET BOOK

Books Synopsis

This indispensable teacher resource and course text, now revised and updated, addresses the "whats," "whys," and "how-tos" of incorporating outstanding children's literature into the K–8 reading program. A strong emphasis on diverse literature is woven throughout the fifth edition, with chapters emphasizing the need for books that reflect their readers and presenting dozens of carefully reviewed books that teachers will be eager to use in the classroom. Leading authorities provide advice on selecting texts, building core literacy and literary skills, supporting struggling readers, and maximizing engagement. The volume offers proven strategies for teaching specific genres and formats, such as fiction, nonfiction, picturebooks, graphic novels, biographies, and poetry. This title is a copublication with the International Literacy Association. New to This Edition *Many new teaching ideas and book recommendations, with an increased focus on culturally diverse literature. *Scope expanded from K–5 to K–8. *Chapter on using read-alouds and silent reading. *Chapters on diverse literature about the arts and on transitional chapter books. *Chapter on engaging struggling readers with authentic reading experiences.

Readers' Advisory for Children and 'Tweens PDF Book By Penny Peck

Readers' Advisory for Children and 'Tweens

  • Author: Penny Peck
  • ISBN Code: : 1598843885
  • Publisher : ABC-CLIO
  • Page : 190 pages
  • Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Reviews : 950 Readers
  • GET BOOK

Books Synopsis

This complete guide to youth readers' advisory covers genres, reading interests, and issues, as well as provides lists of sample titles and recommended reading. • Provides practical advice from a professional, presented in a simple, easy-to-follow format • Presents the "five-finger rule" to help emergent readers • Offers dozens of booklists, focusing on children's books by age group and interest/subject matter • Includes lists of books boys want to read, including novels, nonfiction, and graphic novels, as well as lists of books for reluctant readers, including books made into popular films • Descriptions of dozens of readers' advisory websites

How to Survive Middle School PDF Book By Donna Gephart

How to Survive Middle School

  • Author: Donna Gephart
  • ISBN Code: : 0375895876
  • Publisher : Delacorte Press
  • Page : 256 pages
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • Reviews : 848 Readers
  • GET BOOK

Books Synopsis

Fans of James Patterson's Middle School series will root for David as he goes from feeling as insignificant as a hamster to becoming an Internet superstar. Perfect for back to school--no matter what that looks like! Eleven-year-old David Greenberg dreams of becoming a YouTube sensation and spends all of his time making hilarious Top 6½ Lists and Talk Time videos. But before he can get famous, he has to figure out a way to deal with: 6. Middle school (much scarier than it sounds!) 5. His best friend gone girl-crazy 4. A runaway mom who has no phone! 3. The threat of a swirlie on his birthday 2. A terrifying cousin 1. His # 1 fan, Bubbe (his Jewish grandmother) 1/2. Did we mention Hammy, the hamster who’s determined to break David’s heart? But when David’s new best friend, Sophie, starts sending out the links to everyone she knows and her friends tell their friends, thousands of people start viewing his videos.